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design by acorn

Last night I turned on the oven, to preheat it. Before I could put our supper in to cook, I smelled something already cooking. Did I leave something in the oven?

Of course I did. The ground-up acorns from some days ago: I'd had them on a low heat to dry. Well so now I have *roasted* ground acorns. I tasted some; they're nice. Interestingly, they left this pattern on the brown paper I laid down between the (wet-from-soaking) acorn bits and the (old, aluminum) cooking sheet.

The side the acorns were on:

acorn, baked on

The other side--the design is clearer:

pattern on the back


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frigg
Nov. 13th, 2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
Acorn brain pattern. ;)
asakiyume
Nov. 13th, 2014 01:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah! Better than a cat scan. (My cat does lots of scanning, but rarely turns up brain images.)
oiktirmos
Nov. 13th, 2014 01:58 pm (UTC)
Acorn petroglyphs, or clothglyphs.
asakiyume
Nov. 13th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
brown paper glyphs?
I'd like cloth with those colors and designs, though.
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asakiyume
Nov. 13th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
Random beauty :-)
duccio
Nov. 13th, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
Looks like petroglyphs dancing around a pole, or maybe the four seasons dancing and arranged radially - I'd guess spring top left and summer below, then fall bottom right and above, winter.

Edited at 2014-11-13 04:38 pm (UTC)
asakiyume
Nov. 13th, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
Especially in the lower left, it looks like a figure dancing.
khiemtran
Nov. 13th, 2014 07:48 pm (UTC)
I see a dancer bottom left and and a giant face, like one of those Easter Island statues, bottom right.
sartorias
Nov. 13th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
Those *are* interesting patterns!
asakiyume
Nov. 13th, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
:-)
cmcmck
Nov. 13th, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
I think there's a face there when turned through ninety degrees.

Perhaps it's the oak spirit?
asakiyume
Nov. 13th, 2014 05:28 pm (UTC)
one of many manifestations!
sovay
Nov. 13th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
The other side--the design is clearer

That's really beautiful. Acorn Rorschach!
asakiyume
Nov. 14th, 2014 06:51 am (UTC)
It tells you your dream path elsewhere, maybe.
mnfaure
Nov. 13th, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
I see the two-headed eagle that is used on the Albanian flag. :P
asakiyume
Nov. 14th, 2014 06:52 am (UTC)
I can see it!
amaebi
Nov. 14th, 2014 01:02 pm (UTC)
Toasted acorn flour sounds like the latest artisanal rage.
asakiyume
Nov. 14th, 2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
LOL--the measure of a true hipster food rage is when you take something supremely available and then, by dint of expensive and/or labor-intensive means, turn it into something few can afford to bother with.

(There's a little self-mockery in this comment--please don't read it as bitterness; it's all in good humor!)


Edited at 2014-11-14 01:16 pm (UTC)
amaebi
Nov. 14th, 2014 01:39 pm (UTC)
It is stupid of me, but I don't really see self-mockery. Because so far as I understand, you are trying out traditional foods and learning about them, not Trying to Be Distinctive or whatever....
asakiyume
Nov. 14th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
and in the realm of intense navel gazing....
No no, you're not stupid at all. I *am* trying out traditional foods... I just can see how easy it is to drift into a kind of self-satisfied smugness. Which I don't have! But I guess I'm afraid of having? Or maybe that's a kind of depression talking: a mean-spirited inner voice that looks at delight and says snidely, "oh, look at you, you smug thing."

amaebi
Nov. 14th, 2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
You do not strike me as remotely smug. Nor as one primarily looking at herself, thinking, "Now, how well am I doing this thing? How am I Expressing Myself?" You seem more concentrated on the doing.

Nouns and verbs.
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